Background

I enjoy the challenge of creating a painting that communicates a feeling from a moment in nature. My design background, combined with a love of travel and photography help me select and express each vision of art.

Statement

As a painter of landscapes, I find inspiration everywhere: in the colors of summer, an afternoon’s shadow, the shapes in the sky. Each painting is an experience, a journey to capture a scene’s atmosphere and mood, its essence.

I begin as an observer and end an interpreter; working loosely from photos until reference gives way to imagination. Bold colors, shapes, and textures start to work together in visually interesting ways. My process is investigative, a search for the spirit, an unpredictable and exploratory practice, a rush to connect the angles of color and the shadows to the light.

Through painting, the landscape—whether the timelessness of the desert or the brilliance of a sunrise—loses its concrete meaning on the canvas. It distorts and abstracts, and eventually, the essence of the image—its color, movement, and surface—emerges. The resulting work allows onlookers to cast their own imagination onto the painting. They are, in turn, transfixed, moved, and transformed by its impression.